Legal Practice

Legal Practice

Are you stressed by a legal matter affecting your family or a child or young person in your care? 

Coram Children’s Legal Centre has over 30 years' experience helping people to sort out their family, child and education law problems through specialist legal advice, assistance and representation*.

Our Legal Practice employs specialist, accredited solicitors with expertise in family, child and education law, as well as asylum, immigration and nationality law, operating from offices in Colchester, Essex and central London. We represent children, young people and their carers in court proceedings. Our solicitors are members of the Law Society's family law and children's panels.

Family and child law

Areas of expertise include:

  • Looked after children
  • Local authority duties towards children
  • Age disputes
  • Parent and child contact
  • Child protection
  • Domestic violence

Education law

Areas of expertise include:

  • Special educational needs 
  • Admissions and appeals
  • Disability discrimination
  • Bullying
  • Exclusions

Immigration, asylum and nationality law

Areas of expertise include:

  • Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
  • Trafficking claims of children and young people
  • Article 8 claims of children, young people and families
  • Registration of children as British citizens

* Free legal representation is only available to people who are eligible for legal aid - if you are unsure whether you are eligible we can carry out a means assessment with you over the phone. Alternatively, you can find further information about private client rates here.

Coram Children's Legal Centre is proud to hold the Specialist Quality Mark.

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